Strategic Planning for Results

Strategic Planning for Results

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Nelson, a consultant and trainer specializing in public library planning and management, outlines the essential steps for drafting a results-driven, strategic planning process that libraries can complete over the course of four months, regardless of organizational structure or size. Reflecting on the current planning environment for public libraries, she makes the case for strategic rather than long-term planning and includes a wealth of information about understanding and managing the change process. She gives advice on assessing the change-readiness of the library, simplifying data collection, and identifying service priority options. The book includes case studies, reproducible workforms, checklists, and sample meeting agendas. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2008
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780838935736
Branch Call Number: 025.1974 NELSO
Characteristics: xvii, 291 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Public Library Association
Alternative Title: New planning for results
Notes: Revised edition of: The new planning for results. 2001


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Oct 04, 2017

This is a very practical guide from the PLA, to assist with every stage in the strategic planning process for public libraries. The emphasis is on understanding and managing the change process (with implementation given its own treatment later), from identifying the user base and service priorities to drafting goals, considering resources, and communicating the strategic plan. The final section provides a large number of samples, each with a complete need, objective, and service plan to meet the needs.


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